by Susanne Posel
September 26, 2014

from OccupyCorporatism Website






Bruce Campbell, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is interested in South Asian farmers reducing,

"the amount of water needed for their rice crops by 25 to 30%" to facilitate a new climate-smart revolution (CSR) to agriculture.

CGIAR is focused on bringing the ideals of CSR, as promoted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) who claims that in the next 30 years,

"world population will require a 60 percent increase in total agricultural production" due to overpopulation and destruction by man-made climate change.

The approach afforded by a CSR is outlined with 3 clear objectives such as:

  • Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development

  • Adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change at multiple levels

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (including crops, livestock and fisheries)




To ensure the agricultural future of the entire world, Ban Ki-moon, general secretary of the UN, announced the formation of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) to coerce,

"500 million farmers, fishers, pastoralists, livestock keepers and foresters" into adopting "climate smart practices" in order to remain viable in emerging global markets.

The GACSA is focused on making sure,

"food production can survive amidst much higher temperatures and far more frequent encounters with drought, flooding and violent storms."




Part of this scheme includes the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the general food supply.


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) maintain that GMOs will allow farmers of the future to grow crops without worrying about the changes to the climate or weather patterns.


As CGAIR and the UN assert, by 2030 the practicality of feeding and estimated 2.4 billion humans tacked on to the alleged 7.5 billion is a challenge being postulated today with research into how to perfect tools and techniques of the burgeoning CSA.


Two years ago, the FAO stated that farmers globally have,

"we’ve not been producing as much as we are consuming. That is why stocks are being run down. Supplies are now very tight across the world and reserves are at a very low level, leaving no room for unexpected events next year."

In fact since 2010, the have stated that the rise in food prices is directly correlated to the 80 million people being added to the world’s population annually.


This fact, according to the globalists at the UN, is beginning to,

"tax both the skills of farmers and the limits of the earth’s land and water resources."

Indeed, the World Bank (WB) issued a similar statement on the for the coming food shortage due to the drought devastating the US and Europe.


According to Jim Yong Kim, World Bank group president:

"Food prices rose again sharply threatening the health and well-being of millions of people. Africa and the Middle East are particularly vulnerable, but so are people in other countries where the prices of grains have gone up abruptly."

With an estimated 870 million people in the Middle East and Africa becoming malnourished, world environmentalists are saying that the global food supply system is heading toward collapse.


Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), asserts that our planet’s climate can no longer be trusted and that the demand for food from over-population is breaking the proverbial straw on the camel’s back.


Brown says that,

"food shortages undermined earlier civilizations. We are on the same path. Each country is now fending for itself. The world is living one year to the next."

Brown predicts that as "food supplies are tightening everywhere" and agricultural land is becoming a precious commodity, geopolitical perspective will shift from energy to necessity.


He foretells of "armed aggression" focused on "food unrest".


With the assistance of the UN, corporations have begun descending on Africa to aid in the securitization of their natural resources.


Examples like an $11 million dollar project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Coca-Cola Corporation are usurping 50,000 Kenyan and Ugandan smallholders to produce fruit for Minute Maid, a subsidiary for Coca-Cola.

"Africa is now the last frontier in terms of arable land," said James Nyoro, the Rockefeller Foundation’s managing director for Africa. "With the population growing to 9 billion, the rest of the world will have to depend upon Africa to feed it."

According to a 2011 report released by the International Land Coalition, there is a rush by global networks to acquire land in the sub-Saharan region of Africa by foreign corporations and governments which is causing environmental and agricultural devastation along the River Niger in Africa.


The report states:

"The siphoning of water for huge areas of farmland will worsen the already low water levels of the Niger."

The outcome was a,

"50 percent diminution of the delta flood plain’s land area.


Given that social conflict over resources between farmers and pastoralists has always been a feature of the Niger Basin, the Coalition suggests that large-scale irrigation could heighten tension between local and downstream water users."